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Mike Shreve was a teacher of yoga at four universities. (The portrait above was drawn by one of his students in 1970.) Then a spiritual rebirth brought him into a real relationship with God and drastically changed his heart, his life and his belief system.  Read his story here.

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Site Completed–10/15/01
Major Revision—5/28/03
Last Updated–03/19/09

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The Origin and Nature of Man

The Origin of Man-Numerous theories, legends and stories exist concerning the beginning of mankind. Usually there is an initial individual or a pair, who fill the role of progenitors of the human race.

The Nature of Man-Concerning the nature of man, there are a wide variety of beliefs, from bipartite (consisting of a body and a soul), to tripartite (consisting of body, soul and spirit; or body, soul and higher Self), to ideas that human beings are made up of four, five or seven elemental parts. Some believe that the highest essence of man is God; others believe that men are not divine in essence, but their highest calling is to experience a vital and real relationship with God. The majority of the information in this section deals with the nature of man, not his origin.

Select the desired religion from the drop-down box below to view what its adherents believe regarding the origin and nature of man.

"In Search of the True Light" 2002 copyright by Mike Shreve.
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